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Data Brief: Measuring Health Confidence to Assess the Impact of Social Health Interventions in Health Care


Keywords: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), Social Health Intervention, Social Needs

Emerging research suggests that addressing people’s essential resource needs may increase their confidence in managing their own health yet, to date, there are no common standards for measuring the effectiveness of social health interventions. 

To examine the association between health confidence and social health interventions, 20 primary care teams implementing social health interventions in a range of settings participated in an 18-month learning collaborative. In this brief, we share the results from 15 sites that implemented a patient-reported health confidence measure. Additionally, factors associated with changes in health confidence outcomes and the implications for efforts to integrate social health interventions into primary care are discussed.

Tags: Developed by Health Leads, Navigation & Resource Connection, Whitepaper/Research

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